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Book Sense Picks
2001 September/October


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The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works... (read more)

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Wild Life (00 Edition)
Wild Life (00 Edition)
by Molly Gloss
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At the turn of the century, in the primeval forest of the Pacific Northwest, a fiery feminist becomes lost. Struggling to survive, night after terrifying night, she is finally rescued by... Bigfoot!? Huh? No, really — this incredible story works. Gloss... (read more)

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Peace Like a River
Peace Like a River
by Leif Enger
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Leif Enger's rhapsodic novel about a father raising his three children in 1960s Minnesota is a breathtaking celebration of family, faith, and America's pioneering spirit. Through the voice of eleven-year-old Reuben, an asthmatic boy obsessed with cowboy... (read more)

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The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
by Simon Winchester
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-310).... (read more)

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Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
by Don Kladstrup
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In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the... (read more)

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Stories of Mr. Keuner
Stories of Mr. Keuner
by Bertolt Brecht
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Fiction. Politics. Translated by Martin Chalmers. STORIES OF MR. KEUNER gathers Bertolt Brecht's fictionalized comments on politics, everyday life, and exile. Written from the late 1920s till the late 1950s, STORIES OF MR. KEUNER is the precipitate of... (read more)

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American Gods
American Gods
by Neil Gaiman
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The storm was coming.... Shadow spent three years in prison, keeping his head down, doing his time. All he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and to stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his scheduled... (read more)

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Ava's Man
Ava's Man
by Rick Bragg
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In his memoir All Over but the Shoutin', Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg paid loving tribute to his mother and his dirt-poor upbringing in Alabama. Encouraged by readers who begged for more information about his mother — where... (read more)

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Trip to the Stars
Trip to the Stars
by Nicholas Christopher
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At a Manhattan planetarium in 1965, ten-year-old Enzo and his young aunt, Mala, are separated, an event that profoundly alters the rest of their lives. In an epic tale of love and destiny, A Trip to the Stars charts their paths over the next fifteen... (read more)

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Power of the Dog, the a Novel
Power of the Dog, the a Novel
by Thomas Savage
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First published in 1967, Thomas Savage's western novel about two brothers and the competition between them when one marries now includes an afterword by Annie Proulx.... (read more)

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Niagara Falls All Over Again
Niagara Falls All Over Again
by Elizabeth Mccracken
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Elizabeth McCracken's epigraph to her stunning second novel, Niagara Falls All Over Again, is a line from Atoll K, Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel's last movie, made in 1950. Hardy says to Laurel, "Haven't I always taken care of you? You're the... (read more)

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Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker
by Phyllis Good
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The "Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook" offers over 800 recipes for a wide range of dishes that can be prepared in slow cookers, including appetizers and snacks, soups and stews, main dishes (with and without meat), vegetables, and so much more!... (read more)

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Vertigo (99 Edition)
Vertigo (99 Edition)
by W. G. Sebald
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Vertigo, W. G. Sebald's first novel, never before translated into English, is perhaps his most amazing and certainly his most alarming. Sebald--the acknowledged master of memory's uncanniness--takes the painful pleasures of unknowability to new... (read more)

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The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
by Bill Berkeley
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Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands to seek out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate these nations' seemingly intractable wars. Shattering once and for all the myth that ancient tribal hatreds... (read more)

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The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self
The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
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Welcome to The Dance, the wise and practical book that expands on Oriah Mountain Dreamer′s new moving prose poem. In this compelling book the acclaimed author of The Invitation challenges readers to live with passion, energy, and... (read more)

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Poetry Comes Up Where It Can : an Anthology (00 Edition)
Poetry Comes Up Where It Can : an Anthology (00 Edition)
by Brian Swann
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Walk with this book to find some of the unexpected places where poetry can flourish. Discover poetry growing "where it can," in the infinite and in the microscopic: in the "star-gazing, star-thinking, star-dreaming...Milky Way," and... (read more)

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The Corrections
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since... (read more)

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The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany
The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany
by Martin Goldsmith
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Advance Praise for the Inextinguishable Symphony "A Fascinating Insight into a Virtually Unknown Chapter of Nazi Rule in Germany, Made all the More Engaging through a Son's Discovery of His Own Remarkable Parents." -Ted Koppel, ABC News "An Immensely... (read more)

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Under the Skin (00 Edition)
Under the Skin (00 Edition)
by Michel Faber
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Now a Major Motion Picture "Alternately gorgeous and terrifying, lyrical and brutal, Under the Skin compels and teases . . . Satisfying and successful." —Newsday In this haunting, entrancing novel, Michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, a... (read more)

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Everything You Need
Everything You Need
by A L Kennedy
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Nathan Staples is a man in pain, consumed by loathing and love in roughly equal measures. Frustrated and appalled by his life and the way he lives it, he is sustained only by his passionate devotion to his estranged wife, Maura, and their teenage... (read more)

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